Swap-bot Time: July 29, 2021 8:45 am


Original Member
Last Online: July 29, 2021
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany

About Me

And the people stayed home.

And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.

And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

written by Kitty O'Meara

♥ Stay safe everyone! ♥

profile-update: July 2021


Heya, my name is Moni. Well actually Monika, but since most of the people wrote Monica and all of my friends and family call me Moni anyway, I decided to change it in my address-box too. :-)

I work in a library (since 1993) and enjoy it, although I don't read as much as I used to read. Being together (since February 14th 2006) with the love of my life @LillyLupin formerly DarthD and I'm really happy! :-) We share the same address of course, but it's all sorted out with Rachel Johnson!

We don't have any pets (would love to live with a dog someday!), but our balcony totally belongs to the birds! :D We feed them all year round: blue and great tits, eurasian jays, magpies and now crows, doves and woodpeckers are visiting the whole day. We love to watch them, when we're sitting in our living-room, or working in the kittchen. :-)

Me in a nutshell: Introvert philanthrop with misanthropic tendencies.

No, thank you!!!

  • war
  • weapons of all kinds
  • please don't send me any (paper) bits and bops!!! I have so many papers for crafting, I could open a store! And please no buttons and knick knacks!!!
  • no loose memo sheets or sticker flakes!
  • no scrapbooking-supplies too, please!!!
  • no stickers, or notecards (I have more than enough!!!)

I hate tests on animals!!! So I try to avoid those products!

About hearts:

I don't give hearts for extras! I'll give a heart when I feel/see that the swap was made with love! :-) You can earn a heart if you write a friendly note (including adressing me with my name and not only a hello), or fold/prepare/cut your letter or other stuff properly and not hastily or careless like you do for a school subject you don't like! Send something nice! It is really sad to have to write something like this, that should be required! :-/

'Stolen' from my sweetie's @LillyLupin profile:

I don't like scary stuff, so no zombies, evil clowns (or clowns in general actually), horror, splatter or anything else that gives me nightmares

I don't like brutality. Neither in real life nor in fiction. My mind cannot comprehend what people do to each other (or animals) for absurd or no reason! And I find nothing entertaining about it to watch it


Communication is the key!!!

If you can't send your swap in time, please tell me! I have no problem with it, as we all have lifes outside swapbot. But before the deadline ends!!!

packages and re-swapping:

I recycle bubble-envies and boxes. Means, if they are not torn I use them again to protect the environment. You can do this too when you send to me. :-)

I also don't wrap the swaps I send, in nice papers. They may look nice, but I think, this is not necessary. Another way to protect the environment. So you don't have to do that either in the swaps you send me! That doesn't mean, that I don't wrap them up carefully if necessary!

If you don't like/or can't use something I've sent, you can reswap/regift it. I too will give things away, that I can't use or don't need. With that said, I will never claim that I created something, that I didn't!!! When I pass handmade things to someone else, that are not mine, I will say so and I will never send them as a replacement of my part of the swap, but as an extra!

I'll angel all of my swaps I host myself.

I love:



A animals (my favourites: crab, dragon, bats, wolf, sloth, snail, blue and great tit, robins, hippopotamus, octopus, marabou, kiwi, magpies, polar/arctic animals, bumblebees, duck, especially baby ducks, dogs, starfish, sea horse, hedgehog, fox, turtle, birds, animals from New Zealand) Jane Austen, Ellen Auerbach, autumn, astronomy

B black&white photographs and movies, books and bookstores (I love the smell and history of old/used books), Buddha, British Comedy (my faves are: A bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Monty Python's flying circus, Fawlty Towers), the British Monarchy:especially Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, Edward VIII, King Georg VI, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, British history, blackoutpoetry

C crystals, colours (green in all shades, hot pink, berry, mangenta, turquoise, lime, purple, aqua blue, christmas, creative (letter) writing, Cologne the city I was born and still live in.

D Downton Abbey, decluttering, dandelions, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), dogs, dinosaurs

E easter (I love celebrating spring with flowers, bunnies, colourful eggs and the like)

F freedom, Flower Power-era, freecycle, Feng Shui (I love to declutter and try to make our home comfy. If I get something new, another thing has to go. That works great for me!), I love to browse through flee-markets and to find old things which have to tell a story, Francis of Assisi, Ford Capri

G Great Britain: I love the british humor, the history, actors, movies, TV-shows, the british way of life.

H Haikus, humor, history, Hamburg, Harry Potter (Especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Newt Scamander), Hufflepuff, I love to wear hats: cloche and Half hats

I Individuality, Ireland, interesting people: Marlene Dietrich, Janis Joplin, Wallis Simpson, Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Sir Winston Churchill, Robert Burns, Queen Elizabeth II, Edward VIII, Jane Austen, Queen Victoria, Hedy Lamarr, Frida Kahlo, Lilly Daché

L Love, Lourdes, love of my life, laughing, libraries, lighthouses, London, letters and personal notes, lavender (the flower, colour and smell!)

M moon, men who play the piano, men who wear suits, mermaids, Monty Python (favourite Python: Michael Palin)

N nature, New York, New Zealand

O ocean, old times where everything was elegant/graceful and manners still mattered, outer space

P peace, poetry, I have Pareidolia and I love it!

Q Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria

R rivers, rain, reading (I love and read mostly biographies/autobiographies and historical books!) My favourite writer are Jane Austen and John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

S sea/seaside, spring and its smells, seashells, Swing, Scotland, snow and snowmen, swapbot (I have "met" some wonderful friends here and I enjoy to travel all around the world without actually travelling by myself: @Josietai she's not only an awesome swapper, but a great friend and like a sister to me! @susieq11 a crazy chicken with a heart of gold! We met on May 8th 2017, here in Cologne and she and her husband are so sweet!!! @denimblu14 @rexypants ), Santiago de Compostela (I want to walk the Camino one day!), sitting on our lovely balcony, San Francisco, ships

T tolerance, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, trees, Tarja (my niece. I'm her godmother and love her very much!)

V Vintage (20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 70's) **I especially love the 30ies.

W Walking barefoot where ever I can, wind, Wikipedia, writing (poetry and letters), wet wood, Wallis Simpson the late Duchess of Windsor


I believe some people like them sent naked and some, like me and many others, unwritten in an envie. I will respect and send both ways. I always take a look at my partner's profile or ask and I don't judge anyone about the way she/he likes it. :-)

I'm not into handmade-pcs!

I prefer to get my postcards unwritten in an envie (unless the swap-description says otherwise). Thank you! :-)

I'm not very fond of oversized postcards!

I collect:

  • post/mail boxes (for a friend)
  • pigs (for a friend)
  • poodles (for a friend)
  • old/vintage/black&white
  • books, libraries, writing
  • historical themed
  • Harry Potter themed
  • Downton Abbey
  • British Royals (especially Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria)
  • Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
  • Anything Great Britain (statuary,castles, countryside, famous buildings, history, Sir Winston Churchill, etc.)

  • I would love to get some Quokka-postcards


I love:

  • Avengers
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Castle
  • Disney (especially Ariel, Frozen, Hercules, Tangled, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Moana/Vayana, Zootopia)
  • Downton Abbey
  • Fantasy
  • Firefly
  • Golden Girls
  • Harry Potter (especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape and Newt Scamander!)
  • Hellboy
  • Hello Kitty
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • House M.D.
  • Iron man
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • Jurassic Park/World
  • Lego
  • Loki
  • Lord of the rings
  • Marvel
  • Modern family
  • Monty Python
  • Once upon a time
  • Remus Lupin
  • R2D2
  • Science Fiction
  • Scrubs
  • Sex and the City
  • Sherlock Holmes (BBC)
  • Sirius Black
  • Starlord
  • Starsky&Hutch
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars (IV, V, VI, Han Solo, R2D2)
  • Suits
  • The Crown
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit
  • The Professionals
  • Toy Story
  • X-Files
  • X-Men

Did you know...?

The word "gift" means "poison" in the German language.

The word "tag" means "day" in German.

The word "wand" means "wall" in German.

The word "angel" means "fishing rod" in German.

The word "kind" means "child" in German and so means "kinder" = "children".

The word "die" means the female form of "the" in German.

The sentence "Die in hell." means "This/those in bright (colour)" in German.



Foxears rated for Harry Potter letter #62 on Jul 28, 2021
Comment: Wow, I almost started crying when reading your letter. Thank you so much!
Response: Aaaaw, thank you!!! ❤️
lorz88 rated for Letter in a notecard #3 Int'l on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Vielen dank fur die sehr schon Karte und Postkarte. Ich bin eifersuchtig auf dich weil du arbeiten in einer Bibliotek. I would love to write back to you, I will send you something over the weekend. Hab einen schonen Tag!
Response: Ooooh, wow! Du sprichst toll Deutsch! Ich freue mich! ❤️ Hab auch einen schönen Tag!
theprairiemailbox rated for Harry Potter letter #61 on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Great job on the letter! :D
Response: Thank you! 😊
anicka22 rated for What Are You Reading July '21 on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. The autobiography of Oliver Sacks sounds interesting!
Response: 🤗
susieq11 rated for Book List Swap 6/2021 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter! I always love hearing about the books you find. So many I’ve never heard of, I love that! I enjoyed reading about them and I always keep them with my list!!! XOXO
Response: Aaaaaw. ❤️
Comment: 1000Dank für die tolle Karte!!!! *On the Move habe ich tatsächlich schon oft empfohlen bekommen.. Sollte ich mir wohl doch nochmal ansehen (: 'Helene Hanffs Bücher liebe ich auch! *Genauso wie die Bücher von Michaela Karl! 'Die Träum schön Geschichten schaue ich mir an! Danke für deine Empfehlungen
Response: Ja Klasse! :-) Danke für deine lieben Worte und viele Grüße an meine zweite Heimat! ❤️
rhinoluvr rated for What Are You Reading June '21 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: 👋 Hi Moni, and Happy Birthday! 🎈🎵 Thank you so much for this great rhinos PC 💕🦏 & your current book. Take care 🤗
Response: Thank you Lisa! 🤗❤️😘 Stay safe!
Comment: Hallo Moni und vielen, vielen Dank für deinen wundervollen Swap und den süßen Harry Potter-Anhänger! ^.^ Der bekommt einen Ehrenplatz. XD Ich erinnere mich daran, dass ich "Ruf der Wildnis" als Jugendliche mal gelesen habe und begeistert war, ich wäre mir aber auch nicht mehr sicher, ob es mir heute noch genauso gefallen würde. Zumindest nahm ich letztens mal wieder "Old Shatterhand" zur Hand, was ich damals wiederholt verschlungen habe und fand es nur noch naja... Erstaunlich, wie sehr sich Geschmäcker ändern über die Jahre. ^^° Liebe Grüße und bleib' gesund! Maxi
Response: Krass oder? Mit alten Serien aus meiner Kindheit habe ich das zum Teil auch. Geht gar nicht mehr. Ist wahrscheinlich wie bei Freunden. Manche bleiben lange und manche begleiten einen nur ein Stück im Leben. Bleib du auch gesund! *winks* Moni
USAFwife rated for Letter in a notecard #2 Int'l on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Oh, I love the card you used! I get the Defenders of Wildlife cards once in a while in the mail and the images are usually better than those I can find to actually buy! Thank you so much for the Sloth bookmark. :) I have a few sloths, but not this one, so a new one for the collection. Though the tassel probably won't last long - our cats think they are cat toys! Naughty kitties. I hope your COVID shots go well - we're all done here, and only I got sick from it, but it's well worth it. :)
Response: Awesome! 💗
TexyDeb rated for What Are You Reading? - May ‘21 on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: I'm not familar with her. I will look her up. Thank you for the postcard and it's postage stamp. I appreciate them.
Response: You are very welcome, Deb! ☺️
Comment: This one sure took a travelling leap around the globe before reaching me, haha. Thanks so much, Moni!
Response: Oh my, really!!! Thank you for your patience, Jess!!! ♥♥♥
Ettoad rated for How Are You Coping? - Intl on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: I am glad to hear you are able to keep a positive outlook with all the craziness and difficulties that this past year has brought!! Be well and happy, and stay safe 💗💗
Response: Stay safe too! :-)
theprairiemailbox rated for Harry Potter letter #60 on May 31, 2021
Comment: Your letter really brightened up my day! You did a great job with this :)
Response: I am happy to read that. Thank you! :-)
monsbrick rated for LLU: Blackout Poetry on May 5, 2021
Comment: Hi Moni, thank you for the beautiful card and blackout poetry. This is truly amazing what a work of art!
Response: Thank you very much, Marie! ♥
sleepingrover2010 rated for Poem in a Pocket on May 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Moni, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. I love the pocket you made for this swap. More importantly, I loved the poem you sent me. You introduced me to a new poet. Thank You! The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Thank you for the stickers you sent along as extras. Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010
Response: I am so happy you liked the pocket and the poem. I love this poem so much, I had to share it. :-) Take care, Barbara!
MuggleMom rated for Harry Potter letter #59 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Owl Post delivered Happy Mail to me today and I'm over the moon! What a great pick me and then such a "touching and affectionate" love note from Authur! I'm already signed up for #60 and can't wait. Thank you for the hosting such a fun swap group!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Yay! ♥
nomadmama rated for Harry Potter letter #57 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the resend. As always, such a fun letter. I love creating bigger lives for these characters that I love.
Response: Me too! That's the main reason I started these swaps. :-) Thank you for your patience!
susieq11 rated for Book List Swap 4/2021 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I loved reading it and the stickers you sent are so cool! : ) I’m very very intrigued by the Lilly Daché book! Both of my grandmothers were milliners in NYC! Of course the space book sounds good too! Thank you for sharing your answers - and the stationery is so pretty and nice stamps on the envelope! xoxo
Response: How awesome is that!!! Sending you the link of the book via pm. ♥
nomadmama rated for Harry Potter letter #58 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for another great letter. Funniky, I still haven't seen #57. I do appear to be getting more mail the last week, so I hope it shows up later this week.
Response: Ok, if you don't receive it by the end of the week, let me know and I'll resend. :-)
MarHelene rated for Fountain Pen and Book Lovers on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks, lovely handwriting!
Response: Thank you! :-)

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AnnaM on Jul 6, 2021:

Have a lovely day! Anna ♥

mb58ca on Apr 28, 2021:

Love the haiku you matched with my postcard (re Haiku Challenge).

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas! ♥

susieq11 on Dec 2, 2020:


AnnaM on Aug 2, 2020:

Hello Moni,

Just thought I would pop in and say hello. Hoping you are faring okay amidst all the restrictions.

Take care,


denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2020:

Happy Birthday Moni best wishes for a lovely day :)x

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

MamaD on Sep 24, 2019:

Thank you! Great to be back! Happy to see you are still here!! :)

denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2019:

Happy Birthday Moni, I hope that you have a wonderful day :) x

susieq11 on Apr 16, 2019:


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